Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
CH Gayle
69(37) 6x4 - 5x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 18 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
0 5 1 10 18 18 6 11
SS Iyer
58(49) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 0 3 12 13 1 13 10

Best performances - Bowlers

S Lamichhane
O4
M0
R40
W3
Eco10.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W
AR Patel
AR Patel
O3
M0
R22
W2
Eco7.33
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Delhi Capitals , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

20 April 2019 - night match (20-over match)

Twenty20 debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Delhi Capitals 2, Kings XI Punjab 0

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: @saurabh_42

That's it from us for today's double header. Make sure you join us tomorrow for two more matches. Till then, this is Saurabh signing off on behalf of Alan and Raghav.

Shreyas Iyer is the Man of the Match "Really satisfying win after three home games. Losing them was really disappointing at the start but we recovered well. Got a good start from Shikhar today, it made it easier for the batsmen to follow. The kind of batsmen we have are on the rise players and love the ball coming on bat. But this is really slow to play on (the pitch). If you get set though you can get runs. Today I took the responsibility. (Lamichhane) is a very confident lad. When he goes for runs, he comes back strong. He's fearless and positive in his approach. He benefits from Amit Mishra's experience also. (Dhawan) has been giving us brilliant starts. If you get 50 in the Powerplay it's really good and we got 60 today. Very satisfying to stay till the end. One of the top four has to stay till the end. I took the responsibility today and hopefully continue through the rest of the matches."

12.04am: Time for the presentations.

Ashwin: The total was just below par because of the dew. I thought we lost a few too many wickets in the middle despite Chris playing a great knock. Disappointing (about Mujeeb's injury) but we have talent in the dressing room to bank on. I thought we were giving some of those soft boundaries here and there. If it was 12-13 off the last over, we would have fancied ourselves. Credit to Shreyas, he held his nerve and saw it through. we've lost a lot of close games and won a few. We need to catch the momentum here.

Dhawan: Very important for us to win this game. We want to qualify for the knockouts. We got better at finishing the game, but I still feel we have to get more better. I knew that first six overs we have to cash in, and then I changed my strategy. It's working for me, working for my side. On these sort of slow and turning wickets, we have to cash in, in the first six overs. I focus on my process and of course I feel that as an experienced player, I communicate more in the middle and make sure we don't lose a wicket under pressure. I talk to the boys and they also talk to me.

11.54pm: Delhi now have 12 points. Can they almost smell that elusive playoff spot after years of heart-breaks? They'll deserve it for sure, despite some moments of nervousness.

19.4
4
Curran to Iyer, FOUR runs, back of a length, swatted across the line and he's picked out the gap at midwicket. Delhi get over the line. They've won a match at home, though they stumbled and fumbled and wobbled and weaved at the finish line. But they got over it, which is what counts. They move clear of KXIP in the points table. Iyer will be pleased to have seen this through. No second miracle for Curran and Punjab, but they still managed to drag it out till the last over - commendable given Delhi's position

KXIP need another Curran hat-trick. DC just need to hold their nerve

19.3
2
Curran to Iyer, 2 runs, slashed this over cover, gets a thick outside edge but it falls safely and they take two. Risky shot, but fortune was with him
19.2
1
Curran to Rutherford, 1 run, smashed back with incredible power straight over the bowler, but long-off runs in and collects on the bounce. Great work from Miller. Rutherford thought it was a boundary and only set off for a run late

5 off 5 now

19.1
1
Curran to Iyer, 1 run, length ball angling into him, he was walking across, whips this to deep midwicket

6 needed off 6 balls. Capitals have gone from 116 for 1 to 156 for 5. Not quite a 7 for 8 collapse but worrisome. And it's Sam Curran with the ball.

END OF OVER:
19 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | DC: 158/5 (6 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.31, RRR: 6.00)

  • Shreyas Iyer51 (46b)
  • Sherfane Rutherford1 (1b)
  • Mohammed Shami4-0-21-1
  • Hardus Viljoen4-0-39-2
18.6
1
Mohammed Shami to Iyer, 1 run, cleared his front leg to have almighty thwack at it, but gets an under-edge to long-on
18.5
1
Mohammed Shami to Rutherford, 1 run, another length ball on leg stump tucked to deep square. They are not going to take a second this time!

Capitals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st24S DhawanPP Shaw
2nd92S DhawanSS Iyer
3rd12SS IyerRR Pant
4th27CA IngramSS Iyer
5th1AR PatelSS Iyer
6th10SS IyerSE Rutherford